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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-77B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 20th Century
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1925
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidery
Iconography:
Leopard
Five Bats
Music Stone
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Three Halberds
Description:
Third rank military officer's leopard squares. ( The animal soaring through the clouds recalls the flying birds on contemporary late Qing civil squares). Leopard couched in gold, with couched outlines of twisted blue silk; sun in stem satin stitch; clouds and symbols in plain satin stitch. Border of alternating gold bats and oblong shou characters in silver, couched between thin lines of gold. Same general pattern as 52-23-39 except that the latter, being a woman's square, has all the symbols in reverse. They were not necessarily embroidered by the same artisan, but probably made in the same workship; certainley from the same pattern (reversed).
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 3, p. 70
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